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Football Forgery

Written by Barbara Mitchelhill

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Part of the No. 1 Boy Detective Series

Crime / Mystery Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on Football Forgery

In a nutshell: comic triumphs and mishaps of a schoolboy detective

Schoolboy super-sleuth Damian Drooth is back with a new case: someone is selling forged tickets outside his local football ground and Damian is determined to track down the culprit. He’s ably assisted by his trainees Winston, Tod and Harry and despite their protestations that they don’t need girls to help, Annabelle Harrington-Smythe plays a part too. After a bit of breaking and entering and accidental arson, all works out successfully for Damian. His narrative is action-packed and wonderfully comic and the stories are great fun for children ready to read on their own.  With echoes of Horrid Henry and Just William, and illustrations by Tony Ross, these books will definitely be the number one boy detective series in many homes.  ~ Andrea Reece


Football Forgery Synopsis

Damian Drooth, the one-of-a-kind detective hero, is back. Criminals beware! Damian has stumbled onto a new case at the local football ground. Someone is selling forged tickets and it's up to our hero to find the culprit. After several false starts, the only evidence is a photo taken by a classmate. Damian realises it's vital to get that photo if he is to solve the crime and kick out the criminal for good.

Packed with rib-tickling pictures from Tony Ross, this is perfect for newly confident young readers of 6 and up!

Football Forgery Press Reviews

Madcap, cartoon-sketch humour   TES

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ISBN: 9781783446704
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446704
Publication date: 1st February 2018
Author: Barbara Mitchelhill
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Humorous
Other Categories: World Cup 2018, Books for Boys

About Barbara Mitchelhill

Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters and four grandchildren.  

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